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Volume 31, 1898
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Fourth Meeting: 25th July, 1898.

Professor H. A. Talbot-Tubbs, President, in the chair.

Dr J. S. Maclaurin gave a popular lecture, illustrated by numerous experiments, on “Gold: Its Occurrence and Extraction.”

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Fifth Meeting: 15th August, 1898.

Professor H. A. Talbot-Tubbs, President, in the chair.

New Members.—A. Busck, Dr. Pabst.

Papers.—1. “On the Occurrence of the Australian Snipe (Gallinago australis) in New Zealand,” by T. F. Cheeseman. (Transactions, p. 105.)

2. “On a West Coast Dolerite, and on a Hypersthene-andesite from White Island,” by W. A. MacLeod, B.Sc. (Transactions, pp. 487 and 488.)

3. “A Contribution to the Study of the Rotifers of New Zealand,” by F. W. Hilgendorf, M.A. (Transactions, p. 107.)

4. “The Future of the New Zealand Bush,” by the Rev. Canon Walsh. (Transactions, p. 471.)